From the moment we stepped off the plane in Bangkok we were given the warmest welcome including the friendliest greeting from the immigration staff. Certainly great to be back in the “land of smiles”.
4 nights exploring Lat Krabang in Bangkok. Interesting masks are no longer mandatory but everyone wears them all the time. They will even put a mask on when on when riding a scooter but not a helmet………safety priorities……??!
Life on the river canals.
WE FOUND LEO.
After a great few days in Bangkok we hit the road yesterday. Getting used to being backpackers again not cycle tourists is strange especially yesterday catching a Songtheow to the train station, 2 trains, a taxi, and a bus to Phetchaburi where we arrived yesterday……… Not without drama though.
3/4 into the journey a terrible noise from under the bus right under where I was sitting. Driver pulled over and the exhaust had half fallen off.
One kick of the exhaust to break it off and we are back on the road with the new passenger. No one seemed the slightest but concerned. Got to love travel in Thailand.
Here in Phetchaburi for two nights before onto the costal town of Cha Am tomorrow. The Thai public holidays and long weekend will then be over so things will be quieter when we arrive.
Well the end of another chapter has arrived. Covid put an end to the Nevs being nomadic, however that is about to change. This is the longest we have been in one spot since 2003 and who would have thought we would end up being in Nelson living in the most awesome tiny house for 3 1/2 years.
Work is done and dusted for now and farewell Nelson………but we will be back.
The crazy Covid world we are currently all living in has put the overseas travel as we knew it on hold for the past 2 years. We miss our Asia adventures so much, however, we are fortunate to be stuck in paradise close to family and friends and currently planning the next chapter.
Today we got out on Betty and Nancy for some fun in the sun.
Happy New Year everyone and best wishes for 22. Watch this space for The Nomadic Nevs next chapter coming soon.
3rd time for The Nevs riding the West Coast Wilderness Trail and it gets better every time. This time we have friends joining us so double the fun with Andy and Mandy and soon to be triple the fun when Alex and Chris join us tonight and start riding with us tomorrow.
Departing Nelson – Saturday 1st May
The boys cooking us up a good bike touring brekki this morning
Then loading up Betty and Nancy for Day 1 of riding.
Enjoying our staycation on our 3 days off and this morning we got a shuttle from Nelson out to the Spooners tunnel. The longest disused rail tunnel in the southern hemisphere.
Despite having ridden it 4 times the claustrophobia kicked in and that didn’t help with the light on my bike not working! Thought I was going to come unstuck during the 1.35km but happy to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Out the other side and wow what a huge improvement in the surface of the trail since last time we did the ride. Smashed the other side of the tunnel, blazed through the hop farms which are expanding by the day, onwards through Wakefield then time for a rest in Brightwater.
The strong northerly made for a tough day of riding but the Maccas ice cream reward was well worth it.
A few mechanical issues with Betty but all sorted after realising the derailleur was missing a bolt!!!! Handy Andy had a spare so all fixed.
Awesome day out and fantastic ride on our door step.